United And Premier League Rival Target Move For Chelsea Wonderkid

Manchester United and Newcastle United are keeping tabs on Chelsea attacking midfielder Yahya Idrissi-Regragui, according to the Daily Mail.

The English tabloid claims both teams were “impressed” by the 16-year-old’s performances at Under 18 level last season.

However, Chelsea are aware of the interest being shown in Idrissi-Regragui and they hoping to tie him down to a new contract in the near future.

There is genuine hope that the teenager has the ability to make the breakthrough into the first team so it is not a surprise that other teams, including United, have been tracking his progress.

What do fans need to know about Idrissi-Regragui?

The midfielder has been at Chelsea for three and a half years, having moved from West Ham’s academy at the beginning of 2021.

Since then, Idrissi-Regragui has moved up the age groups, and he was given several runouts for the Blues’ Under 18s last season despite the fact that he only turned 16 in November.

Although he does hold British citizenship and is eligible to play for England, he has been capped by Morocco at Under 16, Under 17 and Under 18 level.

Idrissi-Regragui generally likes to play as a no.10 or as a support striker, but he can also be deployed on the left flank, where he can cut in onto his stronger right foot.

United could offer the player something Chelsea can’t

It won’t have gone unnoticed by Idrissi-Regragui and his representatives that his club have been selling homegrown talent to balance the books since the arrival of new owners.

There is no longer a straightforward pathway to the first team for young players, and that may still play a part in deciding whether Idrissi-Regragui remains at Stamford Bridge. It is possible that he could be tempted by a move to Manchester.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.